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Canada has experienced the highest annual population increase since 1957

Canada's population grew by 3.2% in 2023, the highest since 1957, reaching 40,769,890. This growth, primarily due to temporary immigration (97.6%), would have been 1.2% if relying on natural increase and permanent immigration. Last year, Canada welcomed 471,771 permanent immigrants and 804,901 non-permanent residents, mainly workers and international students. Over one in ten non-permanent residents were asylum claimants. By January 1, 2024, there were an estimated 2,661,784 non-permanent residents in Canada, including 2,332,886 permit holders and their families, and 328,898 asylum claimants. The final quarter of 2023 saw a population increase of 241,494 (+0.6%), the highest for a fourth quarter since 1956.



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